Sexual Function and Factors Affecting Menopause: A Systematic Review

Heidari Bateni, M. and Ghodusi, M and Rezaei, P and Kabirian Abyaneh, S and Sureshjani, E and Sheikhi, R (2019) Sexual Function and Factors Affecting Menopause: A Systematic Review. J Menopausal Med, 25 (1).


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The purpose of this review study is to evaluate sexual function and its effective factors in menopause. A systematic review was conducted according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines. The key words of "menopause," "postmenopause," "postmenopausal," "premenopause," "pre-menopausal period," "sexual function," "sexual health," "sexuality," "sexual and gender disorders," "sexual development," "sexual dysfunction," "sexual disorders," "sexual behavior and "sexual activity" were used in combination with the Boolean operators OR and AND. After reviewing the selected articles, 27 papers were selected based on the criteria for entering the study and the goals set. The results of the reviewed articles showed that, in the physical domain, the factors affecting sexual function can be mentioned, age, hormonal changes, medical problems and reproductive history. Sexual disorders in menopause can be affected by some of the individual and social characteristics and psychological problems. Considering the fact that many psychological and social injuries occur in this period following sexual disorders; therefore, policies and programs for improving the quality of life of women in menopause should be aimed at eliminating sexual dysfunction, correcting attitudes and negative emotions and help to women for more comfortable in menopause.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Menopause, Sexual behavior, Sexual dysfunctions, Sexual health
Subjects: WP Gynecology
WQ Obstetrics
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2019 09:47
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2019 09:49

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